The Electric Car revolution is now in front of us, and leading the charge is Elon Musk, and his automotive company, Tesla inc. Tesla was a long shot, but through the production of fantastic cars (like the stunning model S) it quickly became a favorite luxury car. Enjoy images of the 2nd quickest car ever built…
Audi is a name every car enthusiast should know. Its iconic 4-ring logo has stood as the peak of what an automobile can do for decades. From is birth in the late 2000’s to 2020, it is still a perfromance car icon. It is Germany’s most important performance sports car brand (competing with Porsche and BMW) and always make the best of the best. Their super car, the Audi R8, is the peak of the peak, and it looks really cool too…
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The Ford Focus RS is Ford’s super hot hatch. This car is absolutely insane, with ridiculous horsepower figures as well as a 0-60 time in the low 4 second area. This page has wallpapers of the Ford Focus RS that can be used for personal reasons, but it should be noted that none of these images are owned by Upshift. The images cover all angles of the car, and if any are missing feel free to email us.
Horacio Pagani is a legendary figure in the exotic car business. After working for several large car makers, he decided to do things his own way, and man did he produce results. The Zonda is easily of the coolest looking cars, and one of the fastest too. This page has images, photos, and wallpapers of the Pagani Zonda for your viewing pleasure.
The Marussia B2 is a Supercar you probably haven’t heard of. That’s because Marussia is currently bankrupt, and a lot of these cars were removed from circulation. Fortunately we have so awesome images and wallpapers of this epic-looking car for your personal use.
The Volkswagen XL1 is a car you’ve probably never heard of before. It is Volkswagen’s attempt at making the most fuel-efficient ICE car ever. This page has some images and wallpapers of this cool, yet strange look car for your personal use.
The Koenigsegg Agera is one if the most legendary cars every created in the history of performance vehicles. The Swedish Automaker makes incredible cars, like the pulverizing Agera, which has only one competitor: The Bugatti Chiron. This car looks fantastic, as the images below display…
Italdesign is probably a company you’ve never heard of. But they are legendary and have designed cars for companies like Lamborghini. But recently, they unveiled a car they decided to make themselves, the Zerouno and Zerouno Duerta. It is a fantastic looking car and is powerful in performance aspects too. This page has some really cool images of the Zerouno and is available for your personal use.
Today there are a lot of British automakers competing to make the best-performing cars. Some of these are popular names like Mclaren, Aston Martin, and Jaguar. Even more names are out there that every car enthusiast should know like Caterham, Lotus, and Noble Automotive. But today the focus is on a relatively unknown car company known as Caparo Vehicle Technologies. Caparo makes just one vehicle, and it is known as the Caparo T1. But first a brief history…
Caparo Vehicle Technologies was initially named “Freestream” and was founded in 2006. It was formed by two former Mclaren F1 engineers named Graham Halstead and Ben Scott-Geddes. In April of 2006 it was acquired by Caparo and became formally known as Caparo Vehicle Technologies. Soon after the Caparo T1 was born, and was scheduled to have 25 built and sold per year. But 5 years later, only 16 had been sold for a price of 235,000 pounds per vehicle. In 2019, the company was fully dissolved, and the car maker is now no more.
The Caparo T1 performs incredibly considering the fact that so few were made. The T1 had a 3.5 Liter V8 made by Team Menard, and puts out 575 horsepower to the wheels. It can reach a top speed of about 205 mph and weighs just 1,036 lbs. It should be noted that on Methanol fuel the car can put out 700 horsepower. It sports a 6-Speed semi-automatic transmission made by Hewland. It does 0-60 in a blistering 2.5 seconds and does 0-100 mph in just 4.9 seconds.
Bottom Line: This car is nuts and performs like it too. From the picture above you can see that from the inside-out it is built solely for performance.
Praga is a car company you probably haven’t heard of. It flies extremely far under the radar, yet is has some major automotive feats that should probably be talked about. Praga makes racing cars as well as supercars that are outstanding in performance, yet if you saw one on the road you would be confused as to what it was. So here is a short version of the long history of the Czech Auto Maker known as Praga.
Praga was founded in 1907. Let just that phrase alone settle. It has been in (and out) of business for over 110 years! The name “Praga” is simply Latin for the current capital of the Czech Republic, Prague. Initially, Praga built engines and other vehicle components for military vehicles like planes and tanks. Then in 1929 Praga merged with ČKD (a large engineering company) which would birth the start of Praga manufacturing cars for civilians. Later in 1929 the BD Motorcycle was branded as “Praga”. This BD motorcycle has only one cylinder and was rated at a 500cc, so it wasn’t anything major for the time. 3 years later in 1932, Praga started manufacturing a second motorcycle, the BC. This motorcycle was even smaller, as it was rated at just 350cc. However in 1933, Praga ended production of both of its tiny motorcycles. Unfortunately in 1945, the factory was mostly destroyed due to air raids during World War 2. But after World War 2, business resumed and Praga started to make passenger cars, buses, and trucks and it was nationalized. In the 1950’s, Praga resumed its military manufacturing as it created the “M53/59 Praga”. It was a “self-propelled” anti-aircraft gun, which is basically a large gun welded to a large vehicle. Fast forward to 2006, and Praga was bought out by the British International Truck Alliance, and this is the end of when Praga made boring cars. In 2011, something brilliant happened…
Praga decided to unveil the Praga R4S at the 2011 Dutch Supercar Challenge that was being held in Belgium. The R4S was an 8-cylinder race car that pumped out 520 horsepower. This was the start of Praga being a cool automaker. The R4S looked simply electrifying with its dramatic rear spoiler and ridiculous side scoops. It captured the attention of a few, but enough people for Praga to start to make a new name for themselves. Then Praga decided to make the R1, which is the focus of today’s article. The first R1 was made in 2012, and production of the car started in 2013. It looks even cooler and more sporty than its predecessor the R4S, but features less power. See, the R1 features an inline-4 engine manufactured by Renault that puts out 390 horsepower. The R1 was raced in 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, and 2019. But there is still one more car made by Praga that deserves a nod. That would be the Praga R1R. The R1R is very similar to its predecessor, with the same engine and power figures. The R1R is street legal and has a rear wheel drive layout. There will only be 68 of these made, which comes from the 68 year break Praga took from making road-legal cars. It weighs only 1,477 lbs which is insanely light.
Bottom Line: The Praga R series of cars is insane, but it isn’t all the Praga made. We have to remember how they started in order to fully understand the magnitude of what they are accomplishing today.